When I first saw this novel I was in the book aisle at Wal-Mart. I was looking for something new to read that would hopefully capture my attention for a period of time. The first thing about this novel that appealed to me was its cover. I saw it out of maybe hundreds of novels because of it. Not because its daring and elaborate, but because it’s so simple and I’m not quite used to seeing that. I knew then that this was the novel for me and I had to have it. The main character in this BDSM novel it Allie. Allie has traveled all over the world for her career and she’s now decided to move back home. She desires a man that left her behind years ago, but he’s one that she’ll never forget. In this BDSM world Allie is considered a Sub. She’s a very submissive bottom with amazing references to prove it. The man that she desires is also a part of this life and she’d like nothing more than for him to become her Top, or Dom. She’s the kind of girl that will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Mick is the man that she’s wanted all these long years. Mick is a hard and sometimes cold man. He lives with the demons in his past and is determined not to allow Allie back into his life. He’s made a career out of bare knuckle fighting and running his own security company as well. He’s known most of his life that his desires were different from others. However, he didn’t always know that BDSM was what he needed. The beginning of this novel starts out with Allie moving back to her hometown for her own good. She wants to finish what was started in the past and to do that she’ll have to confront Mick about it. Since she is a very experienced bottom in the BDSM world she does need someone to help her with this task. She sets up a lunch date with her old friend Jamie and asks him to help handle the negotiations between them. This is putting Jamie in a difficult place since he is Mick’s best friend. However, he agrees to do it because he wants them to work past their history together. Allie agrees to this and they both arrange for the meeting. This was a very interesting novel to read. The plot kept thickening when you’d least expect it, and depending on how you take it, it could be a good thing or a bad thing. I read this novel all in one day, so it’s obviously a good novel. I would recommend this novel to quite a few people that I know, but don’t expect it to be like 50 Shades of Grey, because that novel was way over embellished. This is a simpler novel with simpler issues and would be perfect for a rainy day. All in all, this was a very enjoyable novel and I look forward to reading it again in the future.
*Read on July 1st, 2015